2022 is an exciting year for SEAA. The organization is celebrating its 50th Anniversary, and the Convention and Trade Show will resume to its normal schedule. Join us April 5-8, in Charleston, S.C. to celebrate 50 years of being STEEL STRONG!
The keynote speaker is entrepreneur and former star quarterback for the Washington Redskins, Joe Theismann. Theismann has spent the last 20 years working for ESPN and the NFL Network as an NFL analyst, and is an Emmy award winning analyst.
“Attendees will get to celebrate the milestone anniversary in style on the USS Yorktown, a World War II aircraft carrier, located at Patriots Point. The venue is the setting for the Gala and Awards Presentations, where we will honor long-time members and former Presidents,” said Carrie Gulajan, Events Committee Chairperson. Attendees will have spectacular views of Charleston Harbor and Charleston Historic District from the USS Yorktown.
Convention kicks off with the popular Welcome Reception & Trade Show. The Trade Show provides erectors and fabricators a chance to see the latest products, services and innovations they need for safer, more productive work site.
To increase the value of the event for attendees, the agenda includes dedicated time for live demonstrations or equipment walk-around presentations. Up to 9 exhibitors will present demonstrations. Demos will take place outside and provide an opportunity for attendees to see equipment in action and ask questions of vendors.
Excursion highlights include the George R. Pocock Memorial Golf Tournament hosted by the Rivertowne Country Club, fishing at RedFin Fishing Charters, and a tour of the historic Magnolia Plantation & Gardens.
Early Bird Registration Discount ends February 28.
A total of nine education sessions includes a mix of mini 20-minute sessions and expanded presentations and panel discussions.
Mini Sessions include:
Keynote Speaker Joe Theismann: How to be a Champion Every Day
Theismann had reached the pinnacle of success as an elite NFL quarterback, with a Super Bowl victory and NFL MVP award. But the memory that sticks with many fans is the gruesome injury—his leg was shattered on Monday Night Football—that ended his career. In How to Be a Champion Every Day, Theismann recounts stories from his impressive career, providing an inspirational guide for how to succeed on a team, in your career, and in your everyday life.
Project of the Year Panel Discussion
The Project of the Year Panel Discussion allows the team members from the award winning projects explore common themes and best practices that other erectors may apply to planning, logistics, safety, and other challenges.
Special Session: Craft Training Program Q&A
Tim Eldridge, President of Education Services Unlimited and SEAA’s Craft Training and Assessment Administrator, will give a special presentation to members looking to participate in the SEAA/NCCER Craft Training Program. He’ll review the process, expected costs, and answer questions. You’ll also hear from other members who have successfully implemented the program.
Safety & Craft Training Excellence Panel Discussion
The World Class winners of both the Safety Excellence and the Craft Training Excellence awards will participate in a panel discussion that will explore relevant safety and training issues facing the industry today.
Hiring Rock Star Employees
Ryan Englin, CEO of Core Matters, will dive into marketing your business, creating a story that
excites, and writing effective job descriptions – all for the sake of attracting those elusive rock star employees.
Contract Clauses: Protecting Your Business from the Unexpected
Rising material costs, supply chain disruptions, Covid, government regulation, and similar problems have become a way of life. Frank Kollman of Kollman & Saucier will provide insight on contact language and how to propose language of your own to protect your company from unforeseen events.
Common Rigging Mistakes
Rigging errors and mistakes can have a tremendous cost on time, materials, and personnel. Scott Seppers of Trivent Safety Consulting will explore common rigging mistakes and how to avoid them, and how to accurately assess how much your rigging component can safely lift.
2022 George R. Pocock Memorial Golf Tournament at Rivertowne Country Club
Annual golf tournament registration is $175.00, which covers the green fee, cart, range balls, lunch, and round-trip shuttle service.
We encourage all golfers to bring their own clubs. The Rivertown Country Club has a limited number of clubs for rent. If you are not able to bring your own clubs, and the course does not have any more available, please check out www.clublender.com for club rentals.
Register by March 23.
In Shore Fishing Tournament with RedFin Charters
RedFin Charters will provide 10 boats with a four-person team per boat for tournament competition and inshore adventure. Registration is $250 per person, and this all-inclusive fee covers bait, fishing licenses, gear, drinks and snacks. There will be lunch to follow at the Charleston Crab House, where they will cook up the fish you caught that day. Register by March 23.
Magnolia Plantation & Gardens Tour
Listed on the National Register of Historic Places, Magnolia Plantation dates to 1676. Originally a rice plantation, the property features extensive earthworks of dams and dikes built in fields along the Ashley River for irrigation of the land. Enslaved people from Barbados, and later from Africa, were brought to the plantation through the centuries. Magnolia became known for its English-style gardens after Reverend John Grimke-Drayton inherited the property in the 1840s. Register by March 23.